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Nov 6, 2012 4:30am EST
at the cincinnati inquirer. the headline, it's all up to us. ohio at the center of the political universe. while this state may, in fact, be important, it wasn't the first to vote. for the first time ever and with its lowest turnout in almost 50 years, a tie this morning in tiny dixville, notch. just after midnight they cast 5 votes for president obama, 5 for governor romney. a few hours south in manchester the governor ends his campaign. >> the last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength of a real movement across this country. it's evident in the size of these crowds like this tonight. my goodness. and i understand that there are a few thousand people outdoors that couldn't get in too. >> reporter: after voting near boston this morning, the governor hit the road again thanking campaign workers in pennsylvania and ohio, two key states he hopes to win. president obama wakes up this morning back home in chicago. he plans to continue an election day tradition. a game of basketball before watching results tonight. last night his final campaign rally ever. in iowa, where he first
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
natural gas -- disasters in u.s. history. >> cleanup continues along the eastern seaboard. the shoreline is forever changed. >> good evening, donna. you see the boardwalk behind me as battered. areas like this are now struggling to come back. heavy equipment helps to steer the difficult recovery. power lines are going back up the many places are still overmatched by the devastation left behind. >> this is beyond what we imagined. >> the road to recovery is lined with hundreds of thousands struggling to survive. the lines stretch for blocks if you're lucky, but more often for miles. people waiting, hundreds hanging out just to charge their phones. but the longest and most contentious stretched from the stations that have fuel. relief could be on the way. tankers are moving back into new york harbor. help has been harder to find for many on s.i.. >> we have no power. >> hope is fading as well. >> we have bodies being removed. we are devastated. >> and officials -- discussed it officials have decided to go ahead with the math on. mayor blumberg says it will send a strong message to the worl
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the country needs. >> governor romney has been using his talents as a salesman to dress up the very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> the campaign is out with new ads. >> the president save the auto industry. >> president clinton says mr. obama needs to strike a good tone. >> it would be who both candidates to close on a positive note, making a case for themselves, a case against the other guy. >> tomorrow, the president had to ohio and will be spending the entire day. he has three different campaign stops, underscoring the importance of the buckeye state. let's get a look at mitt romney's final push. >> we saw mitt romney soften his tone during sandy but that has all changed. it is now back to business and game on. >> if i am elected -- a slip of the time in virginia, but he quickly went back into his stump speech and a new line of attack against the president. >> we don't need a secretary of business to understand business, we need a president who understands business and i do. >> he may appoint a secretary of business. his solution to everything is add another bureauc
NBC
Nov 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
'll talk about our forecast and where all this takes us over the next few days in just a few minutes. >>> our big story comes out of baltimore city, where police are investigating the sexual assault of a female jogger. >> police say her attacker held her at knife point early friday morning at fells point. here's george lettuce with the latest on that investigation. >> fells point promenade offers excellent views of baltimore's water front, so it's no surprise it's become a popular spot to go jogging. but sharon clark said she's encountered some scary spots along the way. >> it was very dark. i did feel a bit unsafe over there. i just kind of did it very quickly and came back into the more lit areas. >> in the early morning darkness of friday, police say a woman in her 20s went for a run here by herself before work. at some point between 5 and 7 a.m., man wearing a mask and armed with a knife grabbed her, pulled her into a dark area and sexually assaulted her. >> it's really like horrible. i don't know what to say. >> i'm not gonna walk around with my dog now. it's really dark. >> pol
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
. we are coming back, all of us together. >> across the northeast, communities are refusing to quit until their lives are restored. millions are now beginning their third day without power, and especially for those cut off, this could not happen soon enough. >> i cannot imagine that kind of loss. a woman will spend the foreseeable time in the future cleaning up after sandeep. >> volunteers are heading to new jersey to help out with the aftermath. live in baltimore city with details of their effort. where and when does the group start to head to jersey? >> they are going to head to jersey today. this is part of the group trying to make a difference, so five baltimore city paramedics are joining the team. they are going first thing this morning to help out with the people surrounded by water and in desperate need of medical care. they have seen the pictures, and they know 911 calls are overwhelming first responders, and they spent part of the day wednesday getting ready to help. >> a lot of flood damage and no wind damage. -- and wind damage. hopefully we will be able to step in and g
NBC
Nov 5, 2012 6:30pm EST
independents and a more enthusiastic base. >> peter alexander, starting us off with the romney campaign, thank you, peter, now over to the obama campaign, his push also rode through ohio today. his final stop in ohio, however, nbc's kristen -- welker has more. >> reporter: president obama is defending his firewall last stop right here in iowa, a state that holds special meaning and also crucial electoral votes. it is the last push, today, the president traveled more than a thousand miles through the three midwestern battleground states he sees as critical to the election, from wisconsin. >> are you fired up? to ohio, where he continues to capitalize on the auto bailout. >> i'm proud we saved the auto industry, but i'm even prouder that we're making better cars now. >> reporter: before wrapping the day in iowa. between stops he is conducting ten interviews on board air force one, targeting specific media outlets that include young voters, latinos and young americans. >> we have you come too far to go back now, to let our hearts grow faint, now is the time to keep pushing forward. >> reporter: h
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of it are unrecognizable. the bridge this appears where it used to join the main road and the houses around it were someplace else before sandy roared through. who knows how that house and it up there? >> it that is a channel in the water. i don't know where that house came from. >> further south, the iconic boardwalk has lost both amusement years. this is what it used to look like and now. this is what the boardwalk look like before monday with a big sand dune designed to protect the town and property. sandy took care of both. the surge push the doo-doo houses and streets, piling up like snow. everywhere, there is destruction. houses piled on one another. even stilts' did not save some from said the's theory. >> right below us. i found out today, my family was lucky. the house that had been my family for more than 50 years appears to be ok. it has been in the same spot where it was supposed to be, which was our greatest concern, that it might have gotten move because it was on an older foundation. there was minor damage and the house got flooded but it could have been much, much worse. >> on sunda
NBC
Nov 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
final inning. >> for us, it is just making sure our voters get out. >> campaign advisor said the president has multiple pathways to the electoral votes he needs to win. >> mitt romney only has one pathway, through ohio. and we are winning in ohio. >> that was sally kidd reporting from chicago. >> one of the biggest issues along the east coast is finding a place to cast those votes in the storm ravaged the northeast. >> of voters say they are relieved they were able to vote at all. many of them are still without power, but despite all the chaos, officials want to make sure everyone's voice has a chance to be heard. >> i am sure there is going to be a little bit of chaos here and there. that is just natural when you have a big disaster like sandy, but if you persevere, you will be able to make your voice heard. >> people who were affected by sandy also have the option of voting by fax or by e-mail. >> here in maryland, the lines are long, but they could have been much longer. this is the scene as polls opened in anne arundel county this morning, lines out the door at the pasade
NBC
Nov 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
and tell us which way to go. >> many simply aren't going anywhere. >> chaos. it's two miles long. >> lines for fuel and graphic have been for many overwhelming. >> in some cases pushing patience and emotions over the edge. but the difficulties like the destruction stretch for miles along the atlantic coast. >> no heat. we have no power. >> and hope is quickly fading as well. >> we have bodies being removed up the block. we are devastated here. >> devastation that, after days of controversy, ultimately forced organizers to cancel this weekend's new york city marathon. >> the race had become a distraction. it had become a distraction for people who were working and trying to help people. >> help is beginning to show up here, basic necessities like water, food, warm clothes. ♪ >> tonight an all-star lineup of entertainers with roots in the strike zone gathered together, a benefit for storm victims organized by nbc. ♪ >> while along the boardwalk, atlantic city hotels and casinos reopened. >> really wanted to come and get away. >> a short break during what odds are will be a long and diffi
NBC
Nov 4, 2012 8:00am EST
. dylan dreyer will bring us up to speed on that in a moment. >>> the latest from sandy's aftermath. at least 111 deaths in the u.s. are now attributed to the storm, most of them here in the new york and new jersey area. more than 2 million people still without power, mostly in new york city's outer boroughs and the suburbs. and there's growing frustration over a shortage of gasoline and heat as people wait in line for hours to fill up cars. >> those long lines aside, many storm victims also dealing with uncertainty and anxiety as they try to piece their lives back together. dr. nancy snyderman will be here with advice on dealing with the stress caused by hurricane sandy. >>> and it was supposed to be race day for some 47,000 runners in the new york city marathon. the event, of course, canceled on friday, much to the disappointment of many of those who were supposed to run. we'll tell you how some of them plan to spend this it day running for a much different cause. >>> and if you are like many people you may be ready for the election to be over. believe it or not, though, from clin
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
is the very latest on sandy. at least 74 people in the u.s. are now dead as a result of sandy. millions remain without power, and recovery isn't coming nearly fast enough. new jersey is just one of the places there are major gasoline shortages. people are waking up with canisters and walking up with canisters trying to get fuel. and further down the coast, take a look at cars lined up for blocks, if not miles. some people waited more than an hour for a chance to fill up. >>> another big oil problem, a massive fuel leak at a tank facility. more than 300,000 gals of diesel crude spilled into the water separating new jersey from statin islands. containment booms are keeping the oil where it is. >>> in connecticut, intense images as three mansions burned to the ground. firefighters couldn't save the homes because of the intensity of the situation as you can see. >>> back to new jersey, at least 25% of hoboken remains under water. the national guard arrived there but the mayor is begging for more assistance. >>> we need more food. we need more resources so anyone who's listening to this in the city
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
to come here and help us. we need assistance, please. >> reporter: and some good news. top fema officials are coming here to staten island today as well as the department of homeland security, including secretary janet napolitano. matt, i know they said it's too little too late but this is attention they definitely need and deserve right now. >> andrea canning on staten island this morning, andrea, thank you very much. for more on the gridlock in the street and anger over shortages of gas line we turn to nbc's kerry sanders high below bloomfield, new jersey, where drivers are lined up waiting for a chance to fill up. kerry, good morning to you. >> reporter: and it is a very long wait. good morning, matt. let me take you outside here. we're right off the garden state parkway, and can you see the folks who are line here at this gas station, but look how long that line snakes back. now, there are reports of some people in lines for three, four hours. there's one station where people started lining up at 5:00 p.m. yesterday and are still in line, but look at this. this line goes all the way d
NBC
Nov 6, 2012 7:00am EST
expensive political campaign in u.s. history. will it be a long night that stretches into the morning? it's up to the voters today, tuesday, november 6th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," election day 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >>> and welcome to "today," and democracy plaza on this tuesday morning, election day 2012. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer, and it seems like we've been talking about this day for the better part of two years because we have been talking about this day for the better part of two years. it's already here. seeing a lot of traffic at polling sites all across the country and especially in the swing states n.virginia, for example, people actually camped out overnight to be among the first in line. >> president obama is spending his day in chicago where he voted early two weeks ago. he's planning to do some satellite interviews to reach voters in the battleground states and will take part in his traditional election day basketball game. >> as for governor romney,
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
the police are not encouraging us to do so. in fact, keeping a close watch. as i mentioned, this town already so deeply ravaged by this storm. more than 500 million gallons of water flooded these streets, about 20,000 residents were cut off, completely stranded in their homes. the national guard had to come in and evacuate them and take them to shelters. half of those residents as i understand, still in their homes, still stranded, the mayor is still calling for help. this is one of many communities torn apart by sandy's cruel path. >> a grim new reality as the power of sandy's catastrophic punch continues to swell. >> it's beyond belief. it's really catastrophic. from as far north and south as you can go, there's houses ripped off their foundations, torn apart. >> reporter: new chilling images of neighborhoods utterly decimated, resembling war zones with homes crushed like crumbling match sticks. >> i got nothing left. memories and everything else, everything's ruined. ruined. >> reporter: the winds may be long gone, but the flooding isn't. here in hoboken, some 20,000 people trapped, many c
NBC
Nov 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
worried about everything you'll learn about me, but hopefully you'll stay with us. we do have a lot to get to. we are covering two big stories, of course. there is the countdown to election day and the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> right now, this region is still reeling, but starting to make progress five days after hurricane sandy hit. today, gas rationing begins in new jersey, while people across the eastern seaboard are still trying to pick up the pieces. if they can get gas to move somewhere. can it be done? can new york city do anything to avoid ending up being under water again? we've got it covered. >>> also, important tips for you on how you can clean up from the storm and make sure you're ready before that next big one comes along. >> later on, some of new york's most famous natives held a telethon for hurricane sandy victims. matt lauer was the host. bruce springsteen, jon bon jovi, and billy joel helped raise money. we'll show you some highlights. >> it was quite a show. >>> we are also live on the campaign trail as president obama and governor romney crisscross the country
NBC
Nov 8, 2012 3:00am EST
once, a line i use endlessly thanks to a former partner at goldman sachs, i would be putting on my capital preservation halt. which, unlike my brokerage cap, resembles more of a hard hat. no soft chapeau here. my recommended course of action? here's what i would say. first we need to take some profits in the biggest winners. stocks like, for example, retailers because they benefitted from the payroll tax cuts and other benefits from the government. those are going to go away, conceivably, in the new tax regiment. there will be less purchasing power. second, i would say stocks like walmart that had a huge run go up another 10%. it may still pay to sell it now than when you get over on the other side of the fiscal cliff where it might appreciate 10%. needless to say, a stock like apple is very right for this particular kind of sell call. it makes so much sense to sell it now, take the capital gain as many have huge profits here. these people who are selling are what i call natural sellers. they don't care about next year. they don't care that it could be better. they don't care that
NBC
Nov 5, 2012 7:00am EST
virginia. >> let's stay on ohio for a moment. no republican has won ohio without the state of ohio. show us how romney could win without ohio. >> without ohio. let's put it back over here, keep it here with florida and north carolina, colorado over here and give him virginia, and that should do it, right at 271, an of these states over here, this is without -- to me the key will be wisconsin, right? that would be the real difference. that would be the real upset. it goes to the midwest firewall. got to pick one of those off. >> the romney campaign says they have enthusiasm, intensity on their side. show us the big night for governor romney, what that would look like. >> i think the big night to be honest would include ohio and would include a pennsylvania and would probably include iowa. i don't think under any scenario nevada makes it over to him. i think the ceiling for mitt romney is 315. >> all right. another scenario, we'll prep for the 269-269. >> i can do it fast. >> let's just hope it doesn't happen or maybe talk about it tomorrow. >> all right, fair enough. >> and a reminder nbc's
NBC
Nov 5, 2012 6:00pm EST
, j. miller joins us now live in that newsroom. >> maryland is so blue that this would have been a sleepy campaign but the big ballot question has provided a huge political wakeup call. with that comes very big money. >> that tv ads have dominated the airwaves for weeks. >> follow the money had checked the facts for yourself. >> if we don't pass question 7, we will lose hundreds of millions for our school. >> to giants have been slugging it out in tv ads at a pace maryland has never seen. and gm wants to operate a new casino in prince george's county. >> if we don't pass question 7, west virginia winds and we lose. >> nationalist trying to protect its existing casinos. >> question 7 is a massive giveaway. >> according to the latest reports, the national has spent billions of dollars trying to defeat question 7. mgm and other supporters spent $40.2 million tried to convince voters to pass it. a total of $90.1 million on the sole question of expanded gambling. that is more than half the $155 million spent in the entire 2006 election. dozens and dozens of races. >> question 6 make a
NBC
Nov 5, 2012 3:30am EST
>>> that's all for now. i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. >>> this press," our special election day preview. two days now until the candidates make a final sale and this campaign comes down to what may be a photo finish. >>> has the politics of the race shifted after hurricane sandy's devastating effects along the east coast? >> an entire region remains crippled and hurting tonight. >> the credit on the scene of disaster in new jersey, and gets high marks from a political foe. >> the president has been all over this, and he deserves great credit. >> what more should the federal government do to get life back to normal in the storm zone? and should more attention be paid to a changing climate impact on the severity of these storms >>> plus, the final sprint of the campaign. can the president's midwestern firewall hold in mitt romney's efforts to expand the battleground map? we cover it all this morning with the architect of the president's re-election campaign, white house senior adviser david plouffe. and majority leader of the house, republican congressman from battleg
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Nov 4, 2012 10:00am EST
, listen, governor romney wants to return us to the very same policies that created the recession in the first place. when we were losing 800,000 jobs. he wants to return to those policies. that's the choice. do we build on the progress that we've made, and we have a lot more work to do. the president has a plan to continue to create jobs and grow the middle class. or do we take a risk and go back to the same policies that wrecked the economy? that's all governor romney is offering. >> that's also the issue of how you've worked with the other side. governor romney has said all the president has done is attacked the other side and not worked with congress. even mayor bloomberg who endorsed the president for a second term said he was still disappointed by the president. this is part of his remarks or his op-ed he wrote in that endorsement. in 2008, he writes, obama ran as a pragmatic problem solver and consensus builder. but as president, he devoted little time and effort to developing and sustaining a coalition of centrists which doomed hope for any real progress on illegal guns, i
NBC
Nov 7, 2012 7:00am EST
on another big story as well this morning. can you probably see the flags moving pretty briskly behind us. that is a sign of what's to come as nasty weather, a nor'easter bears down on already storm-ravaged parts of this east coast. al is live along the new jersey shore with what we can expect. >> all right. we want to get right to our top story, the election results. nbc's kristen welker had a late night covering president obama's campaign, and she joins us this morning from chicago. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, savannah. well, president obama is waking up as a two-term president. a lot of people said it wouldn't be possible because of the stagnant economy, but he was able to rally his core constituents, women, african-americans, young voters works turned out in force to send him back to the white house. a triumphant president obama walked out to a jubilant crowd to claim victory, his wife and children by his side as he savored his hard fought re-election. >> a long campaign is now over. and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i h
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
on television. >> but you need to come here and help us, we need help, please. >> reporter: they call it a disgrace. >> they're nowhere to be found. so all the american red cross, all of these people making these big salaries, these big salaries, should be out there on the front line, i am despi disappointed. >> reporter: meanwhile, they're questioning the city's priority. >> the city is talking about getting water out of the battery tunnel, and preparing for a marathon. >> we're pulling bodies out of the water. you see the disconnect here? >> reporter: today, the new york police and fire department were still going house to house to account for everyone who did not follow the mandatory evacuation order. and you look me straight in the eye and say the response was not disproportionate, from the richer. >> absolutely not, there are fema task forces assigned here and helping with the searches. >> we are in the community talking to the residents that have been affected. and we're urging everybody to register with fema. >> i never planned to leave here, i thought i would stay here. >> rep
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